With the 2020 European Championships about to commence in the not-too-distant future, now seems an opportune time as any to check out how the England side looked in their last match in the major championships.
Of course, a lot will have changed in the five years that have happened since the embarrassing and shocking defeat to Iceland in the Round of 16 match that was played at the Allianz Riveria. For one, Roy Hodgson is obviously no longer in charge of the Three Lions, although his successor, Gareth Southgate, is the only man that has been in charge of England since then.
England have played Iceland in just two further fixtures since the disastrous performance in the 2016 European Championships, having beaten them in both matches that took place in 2020 as part of the most recent UEFA Nations League contest.
Southgate’s men will not have to worry about the Scandanavians at the upcoming tournament, though, as they failed to qualify, although with many having expectations of going on to win the overall competition, the Three Lions can not afford to take anyone lightly, otherwise history might repeat itself.
The team that featured in the 2016 defeat was full of quality players, which makes it even more absurd that they had lost, however we all know that football is a crazy game where any stretch of madness can take place and provide a unexpected moment whenever it feels like, just as those who use allvideoslots.com/cn/ will be able to testify to.
Here is how the England squad looked for that match against Iceland on that fateful night for Hodgson’s side.
Joe Hart was in goal for the Three Lions, whilst Fraser Forster and Tom Heaton were both left on the substitutes bench.
The defence consisted of Kyle Walker, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling and Danny Rose starting whilst Nathaniel Clyne, John Stones and Ryan Bertrand were left as unused subs.
The midfield featured Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Wayne Rooney (who scored the only goal of the night for England from the penalty spot in the early stages of the game) before both Dier and Rooney were replaced by Jack Wilshere and Marcus Rashford, respectively.
The forward line started with Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, before the current Manchester City star was replaced with Jamie Vardy.
This meant individuals such as James Milner, Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson and Ross Barkley also did not appear on the pitch.
As stated earlier, the England team is very different now, with just Walker, Stones, Dier, Henderson, Sterling, Rashford and Kane all involved in some capacity if they are fit, whilst Alli will be hoping to be back in the Three Lions camp in the future if given another chance at Tottenham Hotspur.